sheriff's sale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sheriff's sale a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation
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Usage

In literature:

I saw my mother put up at sheriff's sale, with her seven children.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
It fell into the courts with the whole of Monroe's tangled business and finally Zindorf gets it at a sheriff's sale.
"The Sleuth of St. James's Square" by Melville Davisson Post
The property had been seized, and was now offered at sheriff's sale!
"Ten Nights in a Bar Room" by T. S. Arthur
He's been to Woodfield this afternoon, attending a sheriff's sale there.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sheriff's sale, I understand.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
My pa, my sister, an' me wuz sold on de block at de sheriff's sale.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He swears that he saw the sheriff's certificate of sale to your father.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
In London she was sold for L10,000, just twice what she had fetched at sheriff's sale in Quebec some months before.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
The last crop I raised cost me eleven cents a pound and sold for three under the hammer at sheriff's sale.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
Indeed, Dan said to me the things wouldn't bring more than at a sheriff's sale, because of the hurry you were in to sell them off.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
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In news:

Property withdrawn from sheriff's sale.
In August 2010, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department received information on the possible sale of marijuana by Devereaux.
Three foreclosed office buildings at Wilson Estates went to their mortgage-holder at a sheriff's sale on Wednesday.
Two men who operate Braselton Used Auto Sales are facing charges that they stole portions of customers' tax refunds, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
WELLS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Sheriff's file No.
Sheriff sale of in-law's house smells funny.
Occupy Cleveland disrupts sheriff's sale of foreclosed properties (video).
Iranian ships set for Sheriff's sale in Singapore.
A Sheriff's sale has not been scheduled at the USA Raceway.
Tamarack Lenders To Get Green Light to Pursue Sheriff's Sale of Tamarack .
Yolo County sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested five people on suspicion of transporting marijuana for sale after finding about 16 pounds of pot in a U-Haul truck.
The San Luis Obispo County Health Agency's Tobacco Control Program in coordination with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office conducted a recent countywide tobacco sales compliance check operation, which ended on November 7.
A 25-year-old Stillwater man has been charged with criminal sale and criminal possession of crack cocaine after an investigation by the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office.
Peterson and Darin D Peterson, NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF SHERIFF'S SALE UNDER JUDGMENT AND DECREE.
If the owners of Mai Village can't come up with the $150,000 they owe the bank before Oct 24, their University Avenue restaurant will be sold at a sheriff's sale.
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